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Volcano: do stupid plots really matter?
Anniew
phew not alone then! Hadn't thought of the madman vanities angle. You ain't half clever. And I LOVE core concept!
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President Solvite
Whilst Volcano is not a very well written episode it does merit some interest. It also provides some great dialogue between Avon and Vila..

It also provides perhaps some evidence of a prolonged conflict after Star One (or at least a conflict over a considerable area) Unless Hower is completely mad which I don't really subscribe to. The whole scorched Earth policy though is a bit bizarre though. Bad though your lot may be under Federation rule, it's not THAT bad.. They might rule with an iron fist but things can be done, its not like Starship Trooper 'Bugs' Or Giger's Aliens who might like to have you over for breakfast Pfft

To me having a stupid plot does matter, and matters aren't helped with the conceptual design of the robot with the flashing groin It ranks up there with Twiki in terms of poor design concept.. Perhaps they were aiming for the comedic moments??
 
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President Solvite wrote:

Whilst Volcano is not a very well written episode it does merit some interest. It also provides some great dialogue between Avon and Vila..

It also provides perhaps some evidence of a prolonged conflict after Star One (or at least a conflict over a considerable area) Unless Hower is completely mad which I don't really subscribe to. The whole scorched Earth policy though is a bit bizarre though. Bad though your lot may be under Federation rule, it's not THAT bad.. They might rule with an iron fist but things can be done, its not like Starship Trooper 'Bugs' Or Giger's Aliens who might like to have you over for breakfast Pfft

To me having a stupid plot does matter, and matters aren't helped with the conceptual design of the robot with the flashing groin It ranks up there with Twiki in terms of poor design concept.. Perhaps they were aiming for the comedic moments??


Yeah, I'll agree that there's some good dialogue in Volcano, but overall it's a fairly pants episode.
 
Dtar
I think that Hower being such a pacifist that he will kill his son for opposing him makes about as much sense as people killing in the name of almost any religion (when that religion is supposed to be about peace).
So maybe the story is intended to be a bit ironic in that way? Perhaps individuals can take any kind of ideology and go too extreme, losing sight of what it was supposed to be about in the first place?
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
Dtar wrote:

I think that Hower being such a pacifist that he will kill his son for opposing him makes about as much sense as people killing in the name of almost any religion (when that religion is supposed to be about peace).
So maybe the story is intended to be a bit ironic in that way? Perhaps individuals can take any kind of ideology and go too extreme, losing sight of what it was supposed to be about in the first place?

Welcome to the site Dtar!

Indeed, this is very much what I was thinking. The madness of Hower is not a weakness in the script so much as the actual point of the story, and quite a clever story too.
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